Penguin Plunge Draws Record Number

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More than 1,000 people took the plunge into Lake Champlain’s icy waters in raising about $360,000 for Special Olympics Vermont this weekend.

A record-breaking number of participants took part Saturday in the 16th annual Penguin Plunge in Burlington, including several VPR staffers.

Swimmers dressed in costumes made their way from heated tents and past cheering crowds before jumping into the 34-degree waters.

Kim Bookless of Special Olympics Vermont said there were about 200 more participants this year than last year.

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